Friday September 20, 2019
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“We helped simplify the selling process”: Bahia Principe

“We helped simplify the selling process”: Bahia Principe
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Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts’ decision to streamline its offering into distinct categories and experiences has helped agents better sell Bahia Principe properties to their clients.
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Canadian visits to Poland up 25%: Polish Tourism Organization

Canadian visits to Poland up 25%: Polish Tourism Organization
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Poland offers value for money, a warm welcome and a new experience for many North American travellers, says Magdalena Zelazowska, Director, Polish Tourism Organization, in this edition of Friday Five.
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“Home-based agents will continue to grow”: The Travel Agent Next Door on growth, success and sustainability

“Home-based agents will continue to grow”: The Travel Agent Next Door on growth, success and sustainability
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In this week’s Take Five, we ask Friisdahl about the company’s latest restructuring, why agents should join, and how the home-based segment will evolve in the coming years.
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Immersive & Authentic: Insight Vacations takes aim in 2019

Immersive & Authentic: Insight Vacations takes aim in 2019
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In this edition of Take Five, we sit down with Carla Brake, Vice-President of Sales for Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold, to discuss 2019 initiatives and the importance of supporting women in business and beyond.
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“Travel agents are the heart of our business”

“Travel agents are the heart of our business”
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CIE Tours has thousands of departure dates to Ireland and Britain - and more than a few to other top destinations like Iceland and Italy too. The depth of CIE’s tours allows for more unique and immersive experiences, says CIE’s Chief Commercial Officer, Susan Black, in this edition of Friday 5.
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“We’ve seen a significant rise in multigenerational travel”: Experience Kissimmee

“We’ve seen a significant rise in multigenerational travel”: Experience Kissimmee
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Kissimmee is as popular as ever with Canadians, and while Experience Kissimmee - represented in Canada by VoX International - works hard to keep the momentum going, it has a little help from its friends in the industry.
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Enterprise Holdings: On growth, leadership and family

Enterprise Holdings: On growth, leadership and family
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In this week’s Friday Five, we sit down with Ian Dale, Assistant Vice President of Business Rental Development – Canadian Operations for Enterprise Holdings, to talk about the company’s new leadership, its lasting legacy and new initiatives for 2019 that will help the travel agent community.
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“Our focus remains on growing our bricks-and-mortar”: Maritime Travel

“Our focus remains on growing our bricks-and-mortar”: Maritime Travel
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Maritime Travel is a Canadian retail travel success story, now celebrating 70 years in business.
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Collette’s 100 years of lessons: “Embrace change” and “stay ahead of the curve”

Collette’s 100 years of lessons: “Embrace change” and “stay ahead of the curve”
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Collette turned 100 last year, a major milestone that few companies ever get to achieve. With a full century behind them, and endless opportunities ahead, we asked Stephanie Mirando, Senior Manager of Canadian Partnerships, what has the company learned in all this time, and where does it go from here?
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Time for unique experiences in ‘Alamo City’, San Antonio

Time for unique experiences in ‘Alamo City’, San Antonio
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From its picture-perfect River Walk, lined with restaurants, shops and hotels, to the historic The Alamo, San Antonio has so much of what clients are looking for in a Texas vacation. Sana Keller, Visit San Antonio’s Public Relations Account Director, Canada, takes us through the highlights in this edition of Friday 5. 1. What’s new
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Air Canada launches new Tokyo Summer Olympic FAM contest
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Air Canada is giving agents the chance to win “the FAM trip of a lifetime” - an exclusive Tokyo Summer Olympic FAM...
Hurricane Jerry heads for Leeward Islands; WS waives fees for Lorena
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Tropical Storm Jerry is now a hurricane, closing in on the outermost Caribbean islands with top sustained winds of 120...
Mississauga Travel owner passes away after long battle with cancer
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Lallan Roopnarine, an industry veteran in the GTA travel agent community, passed away Sept. 17. He was 67.
Avalon Waterways debuts new national ad campaign
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Avalon Waterways has launched a new ad campaign in Canada including two new commercial spots for TV.
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